My niece passed away in August after a battle with cancer. This was my sister’s last living child and none of the 3 reached the age of 40.
Prior to the cancer there were many calls praying for her to get clean from drug and alcohol abuse. Those prayers were answered and she was making an amazing recovery and mending fences with her children.
Then she was diagnosed with small cell cancer and tried everything known to man, to save her life. Throughout her battle with cancer there were many phone calls praying for her salvation. You see, she said she believed in God but had not committed to Him and dabbled with other gods. There were many prayers from many people for her to seek the Lord while she had the chance.
Finally, she knew she was not going to “beat” this latest round of cancer and asked that I (and all my family (brother, sister, children etc.) would come see her. She said, “sooner rather than later”. With God’s perfect timing we arrived a few days before she passed.
When I was by her bedside, she said her mother told her I could help her find God. Though I had prayed for someone, anyone to do this, the Lord blessed me with this task. I asked the Holy Spirit to do the talking for me and from my mouth came the ABC’s. Because she had difficulty breathing and talking she nodded throughout and then whispered “in Jesus’ name”. The next day, she said “I am ready to go home to God”. She did.
My sister was given the joy of knowing that her daughter is in a place so much better than any she could provide. This is the peace that only the Lord can provide.
I’m so thankful for your channel Pastor JD. You are so blessed by God, as are we for having you point toward the light in all this darkness.